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Do You Have Emergency Savings to Get You Through a Crisis?

Half of Americans have no retirement assets, and those who do often neglect their rainy-day fund in favor of longer-term goals.

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Long-Term Care Policy Should Aim to Keep More Elderly in Their Homes

Seventy percent of Americans over age 65 are expected to require some kind of long-term care. We can't build enough facilities or leave that responsibility to family members.

Future U.S. Military Readiness Depends on Immigration Reform

Our broken immigration system undermines our military readiness and national security.

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End of Life Care Advocate Never Talked With Her Own Dad About His Wishes

Unlike many of the other health disparities that impact the African-American community, this is one over which we have some control.

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Young Immigrants Are Watching and Waiting For Concrete Action

They're also organized and numerous enough to make political demands. 

Opinion

What the FCC’s E-Rate Proposal Means for the Future of Education

Without federal intervention, the best educational technology could be available only to the wealthiest students.

Opinion

One Year After Shelby Decision, States Have Moved to Restrict Voter Access

Lawyers head to court today to seek an injunction against North Carolina's voter-suppression law, currently the harshest in the country.

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Opinion

Do You Have Emergency Savings to Get You Through a Crisis?

Half of Americans have no retirement assets, and those who do often neglect their rainy-day fund in favor of longer-term goals.

Opinion

Long-Term Care Policy Should Aim to Keep More Elderly in Their Homes

Seventy percent of Americans over age 65 are expected to require some kind of long-term care. We can't build enough facilities or leave that responsibility to family members.

Future U.S. Military Readiness Depends on Immigration Reform

Our broken immigration system undermines our military readiness and national security.

Opinion

End of Life Care Advocate Never Talked With Her Own Dad About His Wishes

Unlike many of the other health disparities that impact the African-American community, this is one over which we have some control.

Opinion

Young Immigrants Are Watching and Waiting For Concrete Action

They're also organized and numerous enough to make political demands. 

Opinion

What the FCC’s E-Rate Proposal Means for the Future of Education

Without federal intervention, the best educational technology could be available only to the wealthiest students.

Opinion

One Year After Shelby Decision, States Have Moved to Restrict Voter Access

Lawyers head to court today to seek an injunction against North Carolina's voter-suppression law, currently the harshest in the country.

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About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.

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Are you part of the demographic that is the Next America? Are you a catalyst who fosters change for the next generation? We welcome first-person perspectives to supplement our growing list. Please contact us.